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Nas Says He "Might As Well" Collab With Macklemore, Advises Justin Beiber

(AllHipHop News) Nas has invested in over 40 tech startups in two years, so he is definitely conscious of staying current with the times and that does not exclude music. At Hennessy’S Super Bowl event last Sunday (February 2nd), Nas spoke to Complex on the release of his Justin Timberlake and Jay Z collaboration “Sinatra in the Sand”, future Macklemore collaborations and what advice Justin Beiber needs.

40 Year old Nas is a parent of two children and in 2012 released the heart warming, parental advisory song “Daughters” from Life Is Good. Even though Nas is abreast on Justin Beiber’s current troubles with the law and substance abuse, even the outspoken Nas reserved judgement and opinion when advising the young pop star on how to fix his life:

I’m not his parent. I can’t judge somebody when I don’t know what they’re going through. I preach that to the rest of the world, and I think everyone should preach that to the rest of the world. But, I mean, before anything, we shouldn’t judge and keep him in our thoughts and prayers.

When asked by Complex reporter Shanté Cosme about the possibility of him collaborating with Macklemore, Nas said it was a no-brainer:

We might as well…He’s a positive storyteller. You have to respect him for that.

According to Nas, his Timbaland-produced “Sinatra In The Sand” song should be released within the next six months or “when the time is right.”


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  • Sean Taylor

    Might as well work with the gay honkey….money is money afterall.

    Fag agenda….

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  • LoveLife

    Selling out more and more. Inch by inch. Why wont he admit that he has no real agenda other than getting put on, period. He could care less about “the hood”. Nas’s brand is faded.

    • Arrie Mental Woodard

      selling out how?

    • Ike smith

      Really and jay z is a church preacher huh. It’s not selling out its opening doors to lasting longer. Who is still doing music that came out when he did.

  • Brindle

    Never thought I’d see Nas develope the ol “atleast I’m getten paid” attitude…

    • Thomas Smith

      I don’t really think that’s what he was saying….”We might as well…He’s a positive storyteller.” I get that more then what you call or many call selling out….how are rapper selling out making records with other rappers….smmfh

      Note: Wasn’t schoolboy Q on macklemore’s album….so I guest he’s selling out too huh….smh

      • Brindle

        Schoolboy Q, i wish him the best, love the movement, but willing to sell out at any second, though he wouldn’t agree, he admits it in his own words… I do agree with you though, that Nas could be looking at it artistically, though I think that gay song and the whole gay movement is insane, he does make a good story of it, if that’s what they really go through

  • kwimby72

    If that will get him some spins the industry sold out on him 1st…Daughters wasn’t even played on the so called hip hop station in my area only time I heard it on the radio was through my Hot 97 app he is a Rappers Rapper an educated wordsmith I would do it the other way around and be featured on his single

  • Slaughtr

    Hate to say it Nas you sold your soul.

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  • Southcidal

    Nas is ‘outspoken’? Don’t get it…….

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  • Elayorx El

    Well, I’ve always had some speculation, as far as where Nas is headed lately, and the whole Hennessy thing kind of confirmed things. I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t he blast Rakim for doing liquor ads some years ago? Regarding the article though, it would have been most refreshing to hear one of the elites, that are still relevant speak on what clearly needs to be said right now. Alas, it only confirms that the game never changes, only the players, and the flesh truly is weak. I can’t blame Nas though for his efforts, because “overthrowing the devil”, has probably proven to be a lot more formidable then first realized. Bottom line, Nas was born to rhyme. One L…..

  • ZUBU

    Got mad love for Nasir, not certain why he want to do a song with Makelasissy, Justin Timberlick, or even with Hov. I always thought Nas kept it real, but possibly the God Nasir gotta a bigger plan. Maybe its not just about money. The rest of these fools its all about getting money I never viewed him in that light.

  • DesignatedH8R

    Don’t validate that douchebag by collaborating with him.

  • digitallife

    I think at this point he’s seen everybody and their mother do some two bit song for sales with some pop star and not get flack over it…I love the god’s talent and resume but I can’t knock him for doing what he needs to. I think Macklemore popified his way to fame but if you can’t beat em might as well join em.

  • AlwaysBlossom

    He’s officially sold out..another one to dump…but I caught onto him a while back

  • johnblacksad

    Nas gotta be the most see-thru rapper… He was on that “hip hop” is
    dead talk, then realized he would be categorized as an “old washed up
    rapper” if he keeps dissin the yougins, so he switched his speech… if
    you pay attention, you’ll never hear recent Nas diss any of these young
    new cats, even when it’s obvious Nas probably don’t fcuk with their
    style… which is not a bad thing in the first place… smh @ confused

    RAPPER THAT HAS A FOLLOWING! Mark these words… he tryin to avoid the
    “washed up rapper” image real bad… (he knows he can be anytime too)

    He saw how Jigga stayed ridin with whatever new generation that was on, so he left that “hip hop is dead” talk alone.

    Difference is Jigga knew this from the get go, when Nas has only just realized it… hence the switch…

    I love Nas like any random backpacker but let’s keep it real : off the mic, outside of the booth, meh…

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